Well the 2012 season started out the opposite way that the San Francisco Giants had hoped, being swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks on their home turf. Now the Black and Orange head out to face another NL West rival on the road, taking on the Colorado Rockies for a three game set at Coors Field this week.
Despite the three losses, the Giants still managed to score 14 runs in three games, a great sign for the second worst offense in baseball in 2011. They now head to hitter friendly Coors Field to try and keet the offense flowing, but that also means their starting pitching will have to limit their output as well.
As for Colorado, they managed to get a win out of their three game set against the Astros, but are making their home debut and will likely be ready to show their fans what they are all about.
Barry Zito will make his 2012 debut at Coors on Monday after having himself another shaky spring with 17 ER and 13 walks in 19 innings pitched. Zito worked on his stance on the mound and a few other tweaks this spring but to no avail, so no one really has high hopes for him going into this matchup, or any matchup really this year. He'll be taking on Jhoulys Chacin in his first start of the season.
First Ptich: 1:10 p.m. Coverage: CSN Bay Area, KNBR 680 AM
After a scheduled off day on Tuesday the Giants pick back up with Tim Lincecum on mound Wednesday, taking on Jeremy Guthrie in his 2012 debut. Lincecum will look for some redemption against the Rockies after getting pounded by the D-backs early on Opening Day. This will also be the Giants first night game of the young season.
First Pitch: 5:40 p.m. Coverage: CSN Bay Area, KNBR 680 AM
Another pitcher looking for redemption with be Madison Bumgarner, who after a terrific spring was doused with D-backs home runs as well in his first outing. He'll be taking on 49-year old Jamie Moyer, who took the loss in his first outing of the season as well. Moyer is still looking to become the oldest pitcher ever to win a game in the majors.
First Pitch: 12:40 p.m. Coverage: CSN Bay Area, KNBR 680 AM
3 game series vs Rockies @ Coors Field
San Francisco Giants
Monday, Apr 9, 2012, 1:10 PM PDT
Barry Zito vs Jhoulys Chacin
Sunny. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.
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|Wed 04/11 Tim Lincecum (0-1 8.44 ERA) vs. Jeremy Guthrie||5:40 PM PDT|
|Thu 04/12 Madison Bumgarner (0-1, 9.00 ERA) vs. Jaime Moyer (0-1 5.40 ERA)||12:10 PM PDT|
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